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Check the main trunk of the Lilac and see if there is a bump.





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Nov 27, Generally, lilacs do not need to be cut back until the plant reaches eight to ten feet tall. However, the best time to prune the entire bush down to the ground is at the beginning of spring.

Lilacs should be cut back annually. How to Prune LilacsEstimated Reading Time: 3 mins. Timing is the Decisive Factor in Pruning Lilacs If you want to have your blooms next year, it is crucial to prune in those first few weeks after blooming ends.

Ideally, this is when you would do maintenance pruning each year. But I get so lazy busy, I end up with a ten foot bush with ten blooms on top.

Jan 09, Cut back 1/3 of the older lilac canes or branches. The following year cut out the next 1/3 of the oldest branches then the final year cut back the last of the oldest branches. Doing this in 1/3’s will let you have blooms and still cut back the old worn out branches fully renovating the lilac. Jun 10, If the trunks are very thick, you may need a saw. Cut each branch back by 1/3 to 1/2. The lilac will grow back, but it'll take a season or two.

If you discovered that your plant was grafted, be sure not to cut below the treechopping.pw: K. Oct 26, The only thing most of them agreed on is that if you do cut back a lilac, you shouldn’t expect flowers for quite awhile, perhaps 2 – 3 years.

I have no idea whether we’ve done right by the lilac or not. We’ll just have to wait till spring and see what happens.





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